SGI offering insurance rebates for hybrid owners
People who drive hybrid vehicles that use both gasoline and electricity are getting some good news from Saskatchewan Government Insurance.
Under a new program, they'll getting a 20 per cent rebate on their vehicle insurance and registration fees.
About 3,400 customers will receive an average rebate of $172 this year.
The rebate is part of the province's Go Green plan, the government-owned insurance agency said Monday.
The program is designed to encourage people to be more environmentally friendly.
Owners of 38 vehicles from 2006, 2007 and 2008 qualify for the rebates. The four-year green rebate program applies to all hybrid vehicles, as well as fuel-efficient vehicles identified by the federal government's ecoAUTO program.
Under the federal program, people who buy certain fuel-efficient vehicles can get rebates of between $1,000 and $2,000.
The province said its insurance-rebate cheques will be mailed out in about two weeks.